The cover of @TIME
: the #GreatReset
is coming. Swallow the pill, folks, for your own good. The #Davos
aristocracy at @wef
wants the best for you & is so kind to reset your lives in 2021. No need for democratic consultation, which would but slow down the process of your salvation.
Relax! The founder of @WEF
, Klaus Schwab, has described 'stakeholder capitalism' as his preferred model, positioning 'private corporations as trustees of society' to 'address social and environmental challenges'. https://time.com/5742066/klaus-schwab-stakeholder-capitalism-davos/
In 2019, WEF entered into a partnership with the United Nations to accelerate the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development ( #sustainabledevelopmentgoals
) Its plan is to shape policy proposals through a Fourth Industrial Revolution using the 'URGENCY' credo. https://www.weforum.org/press/2019/06/world-economic-forum-and-un-sign-strategic-partnership-framework/
Anybody knows WHY the development of the Sustainable Development Goals ( #SDGs
), which are now gospel, required the presence of the ex-CEO of Unilever, Podesta, Cameron, etc. in the UN panel of '27 eminent persons'? Philanthropy surely? https://www.un.org/sg/en/management/hlppost2015.shtml
One of the many targets is the ' #FutureOfFood
', tightly interlinked with the core activity of 'Developing Sustainable Business Models' https://intelligence.weforum.org/topics/a1Gb0000000pTDPEA2?tab=publications
References to the diet are already commonly used in official policy documents worldwide to justify a shift towards plant foods (e.g. EU #GreenDeal
). The SDGs and the Planetary Boundaries concept further serve as its formal framework of legitimization. https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/communication-annex-farm-fork-green-deal_en.pdf
It's no secret conspiracy: EAT self-identifies as a 'Davos for food', planning to 'add value to business and industry' and 'set the political agenda' https://livewellforlife.eu/news/eat-stockholm-food-forum-a-davos-for-food/
EAT's founder: "I contacted Prof Rockström, executive director of Stockholm Resilience Center, to discuss how we could gather the world’s leading experts and stakeholders from different disciplines and sectors to convene a potential ‘Davos for Food’" https://www.forbes.com/sites/eveturowpaul/2016/10/26/why-gunhild-stordalen-believes-food-entrepreneurs-will-change-the-world/#3f93af175474
EAT's industrial pillar is spearheaded by FreSH, a partnership with the @WBCSD
, of which the President is member of EAT's Advisory Board. https://eatforum.org/people/advisory-board/
FReSH "brought together 25 WBCSD member companies to transform the food system. More than 30 companies are now part of this project" - some of them here, ready to develop "The Future of Food" for you https://eatforum.org/initiatives/fresh/
A common pattern is the strong anti-meat rhetoric by the FReSH member companies. And the ultraprocessed 'plant-based' business solutions involved, of course.
Is this how the Future of Food will look like? Like vegan ice cream?
Or is the Future of Food= 3D-printed microbial glop?
Also on EAT's advisory board: the founder of Rethinkx, a UK think tank promoting 'precision fermentation protein' to bring the meat and dairy industries to ' #collapse
' by 2030. https://www.rethinkx.com/press-release/2019/9/16/new-report-major-disruption-in-food-and-agriculture-in-next-decade
Anybody surprised that BlackRock is on EAT's advisory board too, to decide about our global Future of Food and in support of the Great Food Transformation (check: https://eatforum.org/people/advisory-board
The world's largest asset manager and shadow bank: https://thestrategystory.com/2020/09/18/blackrock-the-story-of-the-worlds-largest-shadow-bank/
EAT works very closely with the World Resources Institute. WRI's Board of Directors has close ties to Davos' WEF, large financial institutions (Goldman Sachs, ..), the Council on Foreign Relations, Rockefeller Foundation, Oxford Analytica, ... https://www.wri.org/about/board
WRI's Corporative Consultative Group encompasses major players in the food and beverages industry too ( https://www.wri.org/business/join-corporate-consultative-group-ccg
) Its activities within the dietary sphere include the development of social engineering initiatives to implement EAT's Great Food Transformation.
Which is all rather needed, since EAT perfectly know that we shouldn't "leave this to the individual or the whim of consumer choice". What is needed according to its commission is: HARD POLICY INTERVENTIONS. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31788-4/fulltext
And friends in high places. The World Economic Forum only goes so far. Better get that extra push too
Stepping up. the above-mentioned EAT, WEF, WBCSD, WRI, UN, & their allies of the industrial-NGO complex (eg. WWF) are part of a "Global Commons Alliance" together with large business platforms [e.g., Ceres, Natural Capital Coalition, and We Mean Business] https://globalcommonsalliance.org/
Oh look who's also part of this larger network (cf. red box in the previous picture). The winner of the highest environmental distinction of the United Nations: Impossible Foods. Is the UN now officially marketing junk food? https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/press-release/plant-based-meat-revolutionaries-win-uns-highest-environmental-honor
Or let me rephrase that: are the United Nations now giving prestigious prizes to forces that want to push animal husbandry into a 'death spiral'?
Because words like 'collapse', 'death' & 'elimination' seem to be part of the vocabulary indeed. So what's the timeline for this Great Food Transformation?
And the UN seems to be happy about mayors of global cities committing themselves to achieve EAT's Planetary Health Diet for their citizens by 2030? Which in an ambitious scenario means no #meat
, no #dairy
? Don't believe me? Read this: https://www.c40.org/press_releases/good-food-cities
Branca, member of EAT & WHO made it clear that, within the food system, 'everything has to be #reset
[...] we have to have much smaller amounts of meat on our tables. We need to #reset
, and we need to adjust... The WHO will be working on the consumer side' https://clf.jhsph.edu/viewpoints/francesco-branca-healthy-and-sustainable-diets-everything-has-be-reset
In parallel to the #GreatReset
, 'Action tracks' will be developed at the UNFoodSummit 2021 ( #FoodSystems
); the track dealing with 'sustainable diets' will be chaired by EAT's founder (Stordalen) & will have the @WHO
at its disposition as 'anchoring agency' https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2020/09/leading-experts-chosen-to-drive-five-priority-areas-for-un-food-systems-summit/
The goal, according to EAT, is 'to take full advantage of the Summit' and 'to force the kind of far-reaching changes that the world now desperately needs'.
Lean back, they'll take care of your needs. https://eatforum.org/learn-and-discover/eat-at-the-un-food-systems-summit-2021/
Another 2021 UN summit (Convention on Biological Diversity), has been targeted by EAT/WEF/WRI's partner WWF to demand a designation of 50% of the planet as Protected Areas by 2050. This agenda involves a critical overhaul of the food production system. https://agmoos.com/2020/09/27/dairy-checkoff-at-globalization-table-where-big-players-plan-great-re-set/
Will it really be the end of meat, as some within this network claim? No, the World Economic Forum will look after you - they'll make it in a lab. Which makes so much more sense. From a totalitarian point of view with control over the food supply that is. https://twitter.com/o_rips/status/1275505632712380416?s=20
But a bit of work left... Both for the tissue engineers & the ones working with amorphous Play Doh. 3D-printed lab meat still looks like this
- but they're working on it https://www.businessinsider.com/3d-printed-steak-redefine-meat-alternative-meat-2020-8?r=US&IR=T
On a more tragic note - the red line below indicates the level of meat proposed by the EAT diet (0-16kg/p/y) & how countries that meet this recommendation are also the ones with rampant stunting rates in young children. Adapted from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211912419300525
If you're #Australian
, for instance, you'd better get used to such low levels of meat. A 91%- decrease in red meat & a quasi-vegetarian diet of mostly grains, beans & oil is waiting for you in 2050.
(at least according to a EAT/WRI/IIASA/FOLU report: https://www.foodandlandusecoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Fableinterimreport_Australia_low.pdf
, on the other hand, a country where there "is no policy that forces people to change their diet" (sic!), things are more relaxed apparently. In fact, *more* pork, poultry, fish, & milk is foreseen by 2030?? Obtained from: https://www.foodandlandusecoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Fableinterimreport_China_low.pdf
In any case, they are ready to go "DEEP INTO the policy, regulatory environments, and businesses" of some selected countries. Colombia, Indonesia, Ethiopia first. Next up: Nordic countries, Australia, Europe. https://eatforum.org/initiatives/food-and-land-use/
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